Army, Air Force Stop to Selling Adult Magazines

Posted July 31, 2013 at 2:41pm

Army Times

“The Internet has led to a massive decrease in the demand for print publications, as evidenced by the fact that sales of “adult sophisticate titles” at AAFES stores have plummeted 86 percent since 1998, an AFPS news story said.”

“‘The decision to no longer stock the material is a business decision driven by the time, money and energy required to facilitate buying habits, combined with decreasing demand,’ Army Lt. Col. Antwan C. Williams, an AAFES spokesman, said in the story. ‘Magazine sales are on a sustained downward trajectory due to the proliferation of digital delivery.’”

“Other titles getting whacked include the Saturday Evening Post and SpongeBob Comic, the news story said. All the shelf space that just got freed up will be given to things that people are actually buying more of, such as electronics.”